recipe

Sweet yellow cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries looks (and tastes!) like a dream.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes, plus 2 hours cooling time
yield
  • Serves 12

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Gather Baking Equipment

Dry measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Liquid measuring cup
Chef's knife
Small microwave-safe bowl and plate
Cutting board
9-inch round metal cake pan
3
bowls (1 large, 2 medium)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
Toothpick
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Serving platter

Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
1½ cups (7½ ounces)
all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons
baking powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
¾ cup (5¼ ounces) plus 1 tablespoon
sugar, measured separately
⅔ cup (5⅓ ounces)
milk
2
large eggs
6 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1½ teaspoons
vanilla extract
2 cups (10 ounces)
strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 cups
whipped cream
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

HEAT AND LINE: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray inside bottom and sides of 9-inch round cake pan with vegetable oil spray. Line bottom of cake pan with parchment paper.

 
2
 
1½ cups (7½ ounces)
all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons
baking powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar

WHISK DRY: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and ¾ cup sugar.

 
3
 
⅔ cup (5⅓ ounces)
milk
2
large eggs
6 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1½ teaspoons
vanilla extract

WHISK WET: In large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.

 
4
 

MIX AND POUR: Add flour mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until just combined. Use rubber spatula to scrape batter into parchment‑lined cake pan and smooth top.

 
5
 

BAKE: Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 26 to 30 minutes. Let cake cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours.

 
6
 
1 tablespoon
sugar
2 cups (10 ounces)
strawberries, hulled and quartered

SWEETEN: Meanwhile, in second medium bowl, use clean rubber spatula to combine chopped strawberries and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Let sit while cake cools.

 
7
 
2 cups
whipped cream

TOP: Remove cake from cake pan (click here to learn how to do it) and discard parchment. Spread whipped cream over top of cake. Arrange strawberries over whipped cream. Cut into wedges.